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Thursday, 12 December 2019

Education and business doctoral graduates capped

CONGRADUATION: Fadilah Allie and Jacques Verster were each awarded the Doctorate in Education on Wednesday night during the Education Faculty’s graduation ceremony. CONGRADUATION: Fadilah Allie and Jacques Verster were each awarded the Doctorate in Education on Wednesday night during the Education Faculty’s graduation ceremony.

This year’s Summer Graduation saw five doctoral degrees being awarded by the faculties of Education as well as Business and Management Sciences.

Supervised by Prof Ignatius Ferreira, Joao Domingos was awarded a DTech: Public Management degree.

The title of the research paper is: The socio-economic impact of South Africa’s Brain Drain: An assessment of existing skills amongst African foreign nationals and their contribution towards the alleviation of skills shortages and job creation in the Western Cape. The study revealed that most of them are self-employed, create jobs and contribute to poverty alleviation, as most of them employ South Africans.    

Fadilah Allie and Jacques Verster were each awarded the Doctorate in Education. Allie’s thesis title is: Support for Mathematics teachers and students in previously disadvantaged Cape Town high schools. The supervisors were Professors Cornelis Vermeulen and Lungi Sosibo. Supervised by Prof Yusuf Sayed, Verster’s research title is: Experiences of learning to become a further education and training mathematics teacher – A case study. Allie’s research used a case-study design of five schools purposely selected from eight education districts in the Cape Metropole. Results revealed that although certain mathematics support initiatives were effective, limitations existed regarding the purpose and objectives of these opportunities.

Verster’s research findings indicated that the Postgraduate Certificate in Education offers graduates the same knowledge and skills as a concentrated fourth year of the regular Bachelors in Education.

Amos Mokoena, whose research was supervised by Prof Abraham Rust, was awarded a DTech: Human Resource Management degree. The research title is: An integrated human resource management framework for provincial legislatures in South Africa. The researcher found that there is statistically significant relationship between differences in the application of HRM policies and practices, namely motivation, satisfaction, engagement and turnover intention.

Aletta Venter was awarded the DTech: Office Management and Technology degree under the supervision of Dr Tessie Herbst and Prof Chux Iwu. The study, Futuristic whole-brain success profile for the administrative professional in a South African context, revealed that skills requirements for the future success administrative professionals involve proficiency to function from all quadrants of the whole brain model.

Written by Kwanele Butana

Email: butanak@cput.ac.za

Provides coverage for the Business and Management Sciences and Education Faculties, Student Affairs Department and Cape Town and Mowbray Campuses.